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Pronunciation: /ˈbaɪpæs; ˈbaɪpɑːs/

Translation of bypass in Spanish:


  • 1.1 (road) (British English/inglés británico) carretera (feminine) de circunvalación, bypass (masculine), libramiento (masculine) (Mexico/México) , carretera (feminine) circunvalar (Colombia) 1.2 [Medicine/Medicina] bypass (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [surgery/operation] de bypass
    Example sentences
    • He recovered from his quintuple bypass in record time and resumed his quest to "save" the sport he dearly loves.
    • I'm told optimism also helps patients recover from coronary bypass surgery.
    • A small bowel bypass was performed.
    Example sentences
    • He has also had a heart bypass, and an operation on his leg arteries for a condition that left him almost crippled.
    • Unfortunately, many of us know someone who underwent surgery in the last year, and whether it was a hip operation or a heart bypass, more than likely a blood transfusion was required.
    • A patient using this for an hour a day over a five-week period will see the same beneficial effects as they would from having a heart bypass operation, without having to risk having this major procedure.
    1.3 [Technology/Tecnología] bypass (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The opportunity of providing a town centre bypass along the former railway line to the east of the buildings in High Street has now disappeared.
    • In my view the money could be much better spent and still leave more than enough to build a first class safe road with bypasses of major towns such as Castledermot and Carlow.
    • It would have saved expensive town bypasses, additional roads and parking facilities, not to mention the benefits to the ozone layer and global warming.
    Example sentences
    • Power was restored to the effected racks via a manual bypass onto raw mains at approximately 10: 01 hrs.
    • The Council discounted several land corridors that were home to the fern because it believed the bypass would be blocked by a legal challenge if one of them was chosen.
    • The road was closed to traffic until late afternoon when a temporary bypass was established to allow cars past the accident spot.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Transport/Transporte] you can bypass Paris by taking the Pontoise road si tomas la carretera de Pontoise (te) evitas entrar en París the new road bypasses the town la nueva carretera circunvala la ciudad 1.2 (circumvent) she bypassed her supervisor and went to talk to the manager pasó por encima de su supervisor y fue a hablar con el gerente we want to bypass the middlemen queremos evitar tener que usar intermediarios

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